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HU_310_Final_Project - HU-310 Science Culture and Advanced...

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Unformatted text preview: HU-310 Science, Culture, and Advanced TechnologyFinal ProjectKaplan UniversityInstructor: Crystal HofegartnerIntroductionNEW YORK(CNN) -- The classroom of the future isn't on a college campus. It's in the virtual world of "Second Life."Second Life is phase one of a new way to learn and interact with people and learn through experience and practice. Consider 6 students. Each one is in a different country around the globe. Each one is confined to a wheel chair. They want to meet to discuss and experience ancient structures like the Great Wall of China or the Pyramids. With technologies like Second Life, this is possible.•What is Second Life?•My observations•Learning Platform for Second Life•Disadvantages of Second Life for education•What kinds of visions are speculated in the future?OverviewDistance learning, also known as distance education, is taking an educational course primarily using technology instead of sitting in a classroom. It is viewed by some educators as a tool that augments traditional classroom education because it allows more people access to learning. Distance learning traces its origins to mail correspondence courses. Television became the technology of choice for distance learning during the 1950s.Today, Second Life is what everybody is talking about. Second Life provides a virtual home for some of the world's most prestigious universities and academic institutions. Virtual classrooms at MIT allow for online collaboration, while Notre Dame makes use of Second Life as a cost effective solution to distance learning. I investigated Second Life to see how it is used for education and found that it offers an enormous amount of learning in all kinds of subjects. I also found that it is not perfect and that is not for just any person. My real life name is Jannie Martin. I am a college student at Kaplan University and I have attended courses online for three years. I am 39, a mother of four, and poor. My Second Life name is Jaley Voir, she is pretty, thin, has two houses, many cars, and lots of clothes. Is Second Life the cool place to go to school and can we look for it in the future?What isSecondLife?•Multi-User Virtual Environment (M.U.V.E)•Open social environment that allows public/private interactions•Second Life was developed by Linden Labs in 2003 Linden labs wanted to create a metaverse like the one described by Stephenson in his book snow crash, a user-defined world where people can interact, play, do business, and otherwise communicate•It gained media attention and popularity in late 2006•Free basic membership and software download•90% of content in SL has been built by usersFeatures Construction tools•Click, drag, drop•Linden Scripting Language (LSL)Communication tools•Microphones•Local Chat•Voice ChatRecording Tools•Taking pictures•Snapshot•Video clip capture•Saving text-based communicationPlease click the link below and allow Jaley Voir to present to you, Second Life....
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